Brush Up Your Shakespeare with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern came about because of the author’s love of Shakespeare. Pamela’s father taught her the dagger scene from Macbeth when she was 3 years old. Her parents were actors on the Broadway stage and this seemed like information that may be useful to a three-year-old. The cats used in the book are using their actual names and are the pets of Pamela and Peter Ovens who live on Hilton Head Island. The cats enjoy watching videos of their son, Douglas, reading Shakespearean plays. When Pamela noticed this, she decided to write this book.
About the Author
Pamela Martin Ovens is a voice-over artist and publisher who worked in broadcasting as an announcer and writer at WLW Radio in Cincinnati. She was on-air announcer and producer for WCET-TV. She also owned and operated an historic schooner on Hilton Head Island where she lives with her husband Peter and their cats Rosencrantz & Guildenstern.